Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stained Glass Windows ......................

I thought I'd  show you some church windows by Sigmar Polke (13 February 1941 – 10 June 2010) who was a German painter and photographer.

These windows are based on the traditional Gothic cathedral window but instead of using glass Polke has incorporated thin slices of Agate.

What I love about Polke's windows is the colouring.....the teals, greens, pinks, blues....fabulous.

Pictured below is one of the windows while still on the bench in process. Some of the other agate windows are in the background finished but in the studio, pre-installation.
These windows were created for and installed in the Grossmünster Cathedral in Zurich.

All the images were obtained from Google images so I'm not able to assign credit to the correct photographers.

Take care:)


  1. oh wow they are gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

  2. They are gorgeous somehow they remind me an 'Ye olde fashioned sweetshop'

  3. Where on earth did you find this ?
    Love this look and using agate. Very inspired :-)xxx
    That mouse looks as if it is having far too good a time !

  4. I've never seen anything like it.Those windows are wonderful.

  5. Fantastic pictures! The windows are breathtaking...what a wonderfully talented artist! Thanks for sharing. :)


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